Financial support

In addition to the Early Years Funding Entitlement (EYFE/EYEE) families may be entitled to other financial help. See the Brighton & Hove Council fact sheet (pdf) for an overview of the financial help that families may be entitled to and how the council can help families manage their money.

In addition, the Family Information Service (FIS) offers a wide range of information and advice on local services for families in the city, including a New to Brighton & Hove factsheet (pdf). They can be contacted on 01273 293545 or at

East Sussex County Council also provide a leaflet with general information on financial help for families.

Finally, Universal Credit is the UK’s centralised benefit system. Previously, individuals and families entitled to financial support from the government would claim a combination of six different benefits. Now, Universal Credit has merged all of these remunerations into one monthly payment. This 2020 Guide to Universal Credit has been put together to help make the process less stressful and help you to navigate your way through the process.